Essays Tagged: "Hughes"

History in Langston Hughes's 'Negro'

The topic of Langston Hughes's 'Negro' deals with an extremely general description of the history of African Americans or ... general description of the history of African Americans or blacks from the pre-1922 era until 1922. Hughes lets the reader know about historic experiences of blacks to show us the impact that blacks h ... ke the days of 'Caesar' and the 'Belgians...in the Congo' (5 and 15). The murderous oppression that Hughes speaks about uncovered when he says, 'They lynch me still in Mississippi' (16). Hughes has ma ...

(4 pages) 142 0 2.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of Ted Hughes' "Last Night" & "That Girl".

mount her simultaneously/ As she ran between them and under them/ Hurrying to nibble further." Ted Hughes describes the power of physical desire in both animals and human beings in "Last Night" and " ... l" pokes fun at the consequences of satisfying these urges by means of casual sex. The structure of Hughes' "Last Night" reads more like prose, but Hughes emphasizes the continuation of birth and deat ...

(3 pages) 36 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The American Dream.

w you know what the American dream is, lets look at a poets reflection of the dream. James Langston Hughes, a black American, was born in 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. Raised by his grandmother until he ... k American, was born in 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. Raised by his grandmother until he was thirteen, Hughes showed early signs of his desire to explore the world outside of the one in which he had been ...

(4 pages) 264 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

James Langston

James Langston Hughes was one of the most remarkable people in the world of Harlem, and one of the most influential ... ents, James Nathaniel and Carrie Mercer, were divorced shortly after his birth on February 1, 1902. Hughes' father moved out of the country and settled down in Mexico where he became a wealthy landown ... the country and settled down in Mexico where he became a wealthy landowner as well as an attorney. Hughes stayed with his mother in the United States but had a miserable life. His mother had an "on a ...

(3 pages) 77 1 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Analysis of Langston Hughes.

Advice for AllLangston Hughes is considered by many readers to be the most significant black poet of the twentieth century. ... shows a relationship between a mother and a son, but also illustrates a connection between Langston Hughes and African-Americans."Mother to Son" is the obvious poem about a mother giving advice to her ... fe has been like.Although this poem in called "Mother to Son", it also shows a relationship between Hughes and all African-Americans. This poem can also be interpreted as advice from Hughes to African ...

(4 pages) 149 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"hawk Roosting" Analysis

The Hawk's Secret Power.The poem "Hawk Roosting", by Ted Hughes, reveals much just by the title. We know that the poem will be about a hawk which is roosting ... because the author lets it express them as if the hawk is a person. The expression "perfect kill" (Hughes 347) already tells the reader how the hawk believes in its superiority and reveals to the rea ... her. It believes that everything is like this because they (" The air's buoyancy and the sun's ray"(Hughes 347) )"are of advantage to [it]" (Hughes 347). In other words the hawk thinks that the world ...

(3 pages) 27302 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Criticism of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes, a well profound, gifted poet tolerates extreme turmoil as he attempts to receive recognition ... . Recognition, generally, is an opinionated word, which depends on a person's background and views. Hughes strives for recognition for his poems and himself as he pursues his career as an African-Amer ... for recognition for his poems and himself as he pursues his career as an African-American poet. In Hughes' eyes, recognition does not necessarily mean acknowledgement or awareness, but rather obtaini ...

(3 pages) 101 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Jaguar, by Ted Hughes

illustrates the ordinariness and dullness of the animals because of the sharp sounds of each word. Hughes again uses metaphors to appeal to the audience's sense of sight in describing the boa constri ... produces a contrast with the lack of movement of the first two stanzas. Enjambment is again used by Hughes to allow the audience to immediately recognise the domination of the jaguar. "Through the pri ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analysing Ted Hughes and Liz Lochheads poems

Analysing Ted Hughes and Liz Lochheads poemsTed Hughes, Britain's Poet Laureate and easily the most well-known poe ... tober 28th 1998. Born August 17, 1930 in Mytholmroyd, a former mill town in the Yorkshire Pennines, Hughes came from humble origins, his father a World War I veteran, carpenter and later shop-keeper. ... m humble origins, his father a World War I veteran, carpenter and later shop-keeper. Whatever drove Hughes to become a poet, one of the main influences he cited was the musicality of the West Yorkshir ...

(17 pages) 39 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analyzing Langston Hughes

n poems!!And as I'm not a native...there might be some blunders...!!1. IntroductionLangston Hughes was one of the most popular authors during the "Harlem Renais-sance", which took place during ... blems of the Afro-Americans within American Society in rather spon-taneous and situational poetry . Hughes usually managed to write about these prob-lems in a sarcastic way, rather than in a simply ru ...

(12 pages) 175 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Analysis of Sylvia Plath's poem "daddy"

ent that Plath herself is the speaker in "Daddy" and the rage she expresses is aimed largely at Ted Hughes, her ex-husband, while she simultaneously mourns this final loss of her father.The emotions c ... ntment felt by the speaker is not directed at her father, but rather at the failed replacement, Tom Hughes. She describes her suicide attempt at the age of 20, confessing the reasoning behind such a c ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis and Interpretation of "I, Too Sing America" by Langston Hughes

Poem "I, Too Sing America " is considered to be very characteristic for radical poetry of Langston Hughes. The majority of literary critiques and historians refer to Hughes as one of the first Americ ... on of this difference without the usual implications of disparity (145). Being acquainted with many Hughes's works, for instance "Our Land," "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," and of course "I, Too Sing Am ...

(5 pages) 184 1 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

This essay was written in my final English exam for 2004. The question asked us to discuss the messages contained in two chosen poems, studied in class, about the representations of women.

ately left behind by their creators. Two poems which deal with the representations of women are Ted Hughes "The Minotaur" and Sylvia Plath's "The Rival". The major difference between the themes of the ... ylvia Plath's "The Rival". The major difference between the themes of these two poems is that while Hughes uses the poem to express his contempt of women, Plath bemoans the exploitation and pain they ...

(4 pages) 49 2 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Biography of Langston Hughes.

(February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967)Born in Joplin, Missouri, James Langston Hughes was a member of an abolitionist family. He was the great-great-grandson of Charles Henry Lang ... of John Mercer Langston, who was the first Black American to be elected to public office, in 1855. Hughes attended Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio, but began writing poetry in the eighth grade ... in the NAACP publication Crisis Magazine and in Opportunity Magazine and other publications.One of Hughes' finest essays appeared in the Nation in 1926, entitled "The Negro Artist and the Racial Moun ...

(4 pages) 74 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Essay on "The Aviator" and OCD

This movie is a biographical look at the life of Howard Hughes. It gives fairly accurate look at this man's life from the 1920's through the 1940's. During ... gives fairly accurate look at this man's life from the 1920's through the 1940's. During this time Hughes was involved in directing movies, and piloting test planes produced by his own aviation compa ... t planes produced by his own aviation company, Hughes Aircraft. This movie shows a harsh reality to Hughes' overwhelming affliction with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and how he coped with the ...

(3 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A Dream Deferred

hile others may take years to deal with like your dreams. In the poem A Dream Deferred, by Langston Hughes, the subject of dealing with your dreams is viewed in an honest way. The poem uses strong sim ... iring ones mind to the subject at hand. But what does the author mean by a deferred dream. Langston Hughes refers to a "deferred dream" as a dream of which has been postponed or put off for some ...

(3 pages) 20 0 5.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Describe an important idea in two short texts and explain why each idea is important to teenagers. ("Work and Play" and "The Warm and the Cold" by Ted Hughes)

In the short texts “Work and Play” and “The Warm and the Cold” by Ted Hughes an important idea is that nature enjoys life more than humans, even when at work or left out ... nt idea is that nature enjoys life more than humans, even when at work or left out in the cold. Ted Hughes conveys this idea through his use o metaphor, simile and assonance. This idea is important to ...

(2 pages) 1772 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of ted hughes the min

When you read the writings of Hughes in Birthday Letters there is a sense of the depth of the immense grieving and pain underlying ... metaphors exposing the years of thoughts held back by a inner dam of media martyrdom and regrets in Hughes. In The Minotaur and Robbing Myself the poet reveals times and lives where he once lived alon ... lives where he once lived along side his star crossed love, Sylvia Plath.The Minotaur. In this poem Hughes delves into the darker sides of Plath, where fits of rage overtook her and depression and pai ...

(3 pages) 14 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Bibliographies and Autobiographies present people in different ways.

en we would never have controversies. Controversies like the life and death of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes are two famous figureheads of the twentieth century. Plath was mo ... ieth century. Plath was most famous for her powerful poetry and the controversy between her and Ted Hughes. Hughes was also famous for his poetry, although he is just as well known for being the husba ...

(5 pages) 428 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Arna Bontemps—Langston Hughes Letters: 1925-1967

roup of such books, the one which contains the letters exchanged between Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes may be the most significant. Not only can it enrich one's understanding of two of the foremos ... ult, they began to correspond soon thereafter, and this correspoondence did not stop until Langston Hughes died in 1967. By then, the two had written approximately twenty-three hundred letters to each ...

(9 pages) 1500 0 3.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers